La Femme Guide to Effortless Beauty
She’s dewy, she’s perfectly disheveled… she must be French.
We’d argue that French women invented the art of effortless beauty. From a kissable red lip to just-rolled-out-of-bed hair, French girl beauty walks that fine, sexy line between done and undone. If you’re ready to revamp your beauty look for spring, try this simple, five-ingredient formula for a timeless, sophisticated, French girl look.
Every French woman’s beauty regimen begins at ground zero: clear, radiant, youthful skin. In lieu of heavy, cakey foundations and cover-up, French women use gentle, effective skincare to feed their skin. After all, la vie en rose isn’t spent layering on makeup. This spring, we’re kicking dark circles to the curb with C.Lavie’s Essential .11 Eye Contour Cream, a daily treatment formulated to nourish the delicate skin around the eyes. Subscribe here.
One of the most enviable elements of a beautiful French woman is her sexy, bedhead hair. However, whether you wake up with bedhead that is sexy or not, there are a few tried-and-true products that will create that dreamy illusion. To create natural, long-lasting volume and texture, take Christophe Robin’s rose water densifying spray for a whirl.
While generally makeup-averse, French women truly love a pop of red lipstick paired with fresh skin and tousled hair. That being said, French women always opt for a kissable, gently blotted lip over a shiny, high-lacquer variety. To get the look, apply the lipstick normally, then use your fingertip to softly blend the color and smudge the lines. Follow up with a layer of your favorite lip balm to further fade the color.
Recommended: Rouge Allure Velvet, Rouge Charnel (56), Chanel.
Neutral Nail Polish
No neon polish here! Neutral nail polishes are always the go-to for French women. Neutral tones are clean, sophisticated, and mix with any outfit. This season we’re loving coral, light pink and a cool, chinchilla gray from Nailmatic’s vegan nail polish line. Subscribe here to receive Nailmatic in the OuiPlease Box V4.3 De La Fleur Box.
The last ingredient in our formula is a signature perfume. A French woman simply can’t leave home without spritzing herself with her perfume du jour. We turn to Maison Louis Marie for contemporary fragrances that are layered and lovely.